GREEN BLADE by Fibandco
Apr 29, 2012 / Dream Homes /
The discovery of a new material is always something exciting, especially when it comes from 100% natural resources and previously unexploited. It is indeed from fibers of banana trunks as Fibandco has developed GREEN BLADE, a decorative high-end, innovative and durable coating. The translucent GREEN BLADE is offered in a range of colors and motifs. Its design requires no addition of chemical compound. A promising new material that should receive enthusiastic compliments by designers and interior designers who are concerned with innovation and sustainable development.
Wooden Bathtub by Eric Benqué
Apr 28, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Launched this year at the initiative of the South East UNIFA (French Furniture Industries), ECO-RA aims to work on the theme of eco-design as a local contractor and a designer. Through a rigorous methodology combining initial audit and project support, the objective is to minimize the environmental impacts generated throughout the life cycle of the furniture. Beyond the aesthetic design, Eric Benqué offers a very accomplished work.  
The W101 Lamp
Apr 27, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Another fashionable lamp is waiting for you to take them home. This material has ecological pulp-based paper developed by Sodra, and used for the first time in furniture design with the Parupu chair. The trio of Swedish designers, Claesson Koivisto Rune, appropriates this matter again with the innovative W101 lamp, edited by Wästberg. A piece sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding to confer aestheticism but also rigidity to the structure. Equipped with LEDs, the W101 lamp is thought to use a minimum amount of energy.
Children’s Chair by Rip + Tatter
Apr 26, 2012 / Dream Homes /
The New York designer Pete Oyler, enjoys working with raw materials such as wood and concrete. With Rip + Tatter, their latest creation with the cardboard industry is just appropriate. Carved and shaped with a hammer, this chair acquires in a pretty mess, and sort of a singular patina. A cool, offbeat, and 100% recyclable furniture that will surely beautify your homes.
Trash Cube by Nicolas Le Moigne
Apr 25, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Last year, the NextLevel gallery in Paris presented the Trash Cube. The challenge proposed by Nicolas Le Moigne was clear: make desirable tons of scrap materials produced weekly by the company that specializes in fiber cement. To optimize the amount of material to be recycled, the Swiss designer has thought of something simple and compact. The mold of the Trash Cube has now become a container in which employees throw anything randomly. Last spring, the piece evolved to a unique seating, and even a coffee table.
Vintage Drawers Revisited by Schubladen
Apr 24, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Schubladen, the friendly project of Berlin designer, Franziska Wodicka, exhibits a collection of vintage drawers. The heart of her work: old china drawers here and there as she revisits a collection of vintage furniture. This unlikely mix of old and new creations emerge a unique result, where the structure of the furniture fades into the patina to highlight the history of the drawer.
Collection of tables by Slow Mun Wood
Apr 23, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Raw materials, natural paints, and made locally. The northern influence is clearly evident in the beautiful collection of tables by Slow Mun Wood. The Dutch designer, Christien Starkenburg, forges with his creations in an emotional relationship and playing with skill on the geometric shapes of plates and feet. The collections is available in a wide variety of colors. The result is a collection of timeless pieces, hand crafted by local artists, in an effort to minimize its impact on the environment.
Join coffee table by Ding3000
Apr 22, 2012 / Dream Homes /
The German designers, Ding3000, had already done the deed of minimalism to the extreme at the show in Milan, with their prominent 2D suspension. They stay the in the course today with their "Join" coffee table. The "Join" coffee table is assembled with three feet of untreated solid oak, and ingeniously fitted in a glass top. No screws, no glues, and other tools were needed for the assembly.
College Hotel in Lyon: Between Nostalgia and Modernity
Apr 21, 2012 / Dream Homes /
Three years of China have been necessary to the designer, Jean-Luc Mathias and his team, to compose the singular atmosphere of Hotel Lyon College. The Hotel Lyon College has 39 rooms with contemporary design in clean white. Its atmosphere is like of the early twentieth, yet with a modernized twist. The Hotel Lyon College also has a terrace of 250m2, a gym and a bar-cafeteria. Hotel Lyon College  5 Place Saint Paul 69005 LYON 04-721-00505
Coco Suspensions by Kate Stokes
Apr 20, 2012 / Dream Homes /
The Suspension Coco is from a local timber called the Victorian Ash. It is a type of Eucalyptus tree found in the forests of Victoria in Australia. The Australian designer, Kate Stokes, manually designed each of her elegant Coco suspensions. This heartfelt wood and aluminum reveals flowing curves and a good spirit of nature. There is also a proposed a mini version of the suspension which can be found at Coco Flip, the design studio of Kate Stokes. Prices range from 1,000 to 1,100 euros.